Re: (Open|Net)BSD local root exploit

2001-06-18 Thread Jonathan Peterson
around Hatton Garden (i.e. in people's pockets, not in securicor vans). -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: YAPC::Europe: flights, hotels and minigolf.

2001-06-18 Thread Jonathan Peterson
we can even stand outside the business lounge and wave in at Dave Cross who will be stroking his gold plated cat and enjoying a gimlet Is this some SM reference? How does one enjoy a gimlet? Gouge it into the cat maybe -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092

Re: Templating Solutions

2001-06-18 Thread Jonathan Peterson
planned, so it's stable. Or dead, depending on your viewpoint. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, +44 (0)20 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: JOB: Eng. Proj Management

2001-06-11 Thread Jonathan Peterson
At 00:23 09/06/01 +0100, you wrote: Jonathan Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: A reasonably reliable headhunter I've dealt with in the past is looking for technical project managers for new web company. Let me know if interested... Hmm... I wonder if I could morph... Come over

Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-11 Thread Jonathan Peterson
, it's not that big a deal. However, it's hardly the end of the world /J\ -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Jonathan Peterson
At 13:01 11/06/01 +0100, you wrote: Unlikely. http://www.iterative-software.com/~pdcawley/acme.png is vaguely perlish though. Hey, that's a good photo. It's Leontastic. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Religion (was Re: M$ SQueaLServer)

2001-06-08 Thread Jonathan Peterson
nor NT crash during normal use as server platforms. I've known NT screw up during some hardware installs and some application installs. But then I've known Solaris do the same for some application installs. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

JOB: Eng. Proj Management

2001-06-08 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Hi, A reasonably reliable headhunter I've dealt with in the past is looking for technical project managers for new web company. Let me know if interested... -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Social meet

2001-06-06 Thread Jonathan Peterson
At 16:59 06/06/01 +0100, you wrote: Tho' if anyone going has a mobile I'd appreciate the number just in case. Since the rest of London.pm has my mobile I see no reason for you to be different. - 07989 747 853 I tend to arrive early, leave early. - Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager

Re: crazy golf

2001-06-04 Thread Jonathan Peterson
rumours of there being lots of gold and so many pearls they lie uncollected on the beaches. Works like a charm. *This is not a value judgement so just don't start. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Hang the Java programmers

2001-06-04 Thread Jonathan Peterson
is a method of entity beans, which look suspiciously like on of the most stupid things I've ever come across. But then I'm not a real programmer. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Inline::PERL

2001-06-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
. and .. as entries). -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
and chorus of The Red Flag will not be admitted :) Don't do that Dave. It's bad to drink alone. Vive la Revolution! Sounds like the tag line of a shampoo commercial. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Montreal

2001-06-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
that talks about the bourgeoisie more than any other museum I've ever been in. Those were the the only things open on Boxing Day in Montreal last year. But I didn't look that hard because it was 20 below and windy. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL

RE: crazy golf

2001-06-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
things like Mayday. Or we should just not work half the time, like the French. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
. The idea of Prescott getting hold of the mace is truly alarming. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: crazy golf

2001-06-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
At 14:23 01/06/01 +0100, you wrote: Jonathan Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Personally I'd rather get rid of the overtly christian holidays and stick with good old pagan stuff like May day. And not because of the labour movement, it's a *way* older holiday than that. True enough - but look

Religion

2001-06-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
that at times it hasn't done a very good job of leaving alone. But nothing's perfect... Jon, thinking Paganism and Christianity should co-exist happily as do Art and Science. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

l337

2001-05-30 Thread Jonathan Peterson
my name is jon i have installed an irc client on my linux shell account can u tell me where the c00lest irc places are like what server and channel and stuff u all use so i can learn PERL and hacking and stuff from l337 ppl like all u are. tx!! jon -- Jonathan Peterson

Re: l337

2001-05-30 Thread Jonathan Peterson
. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

XML

2001-05-29 Thread Jonathan Peterson
against a Schema (latest spec), enforcing validation as you go? XML-Spy seems great in most respects but appears to have bugs in this last one. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-23 Thread Jonathan Peterson
-- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: MIME stuff - Am I missing something?

2001-05-22 Thread Jonathan Peterson
-bodyhandle()) # if it's single part { #if they've sent a message that _only_ contains non-text data as a #single part if ($entity-effective_type !~ /text/) ... -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-22 Thread Jonathan Peterson
and ^ Pull the other one! :-) Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-22 Thread Jonathan Peterson
and repeat the process. There's no point judging the parties on what they say they'll do, only on what they did last time they were in power. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-22 Thread Jonathan Peterson
hardly a new thing. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Eh up! Abysinnia!

2001-05-22 Thread Jonathan Peterson
At 12:06 22/05/01 -0400, you wrote: If you haven't guessed, i'm from the states. Ah. So 'Mars' wasn't too close. :-) -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: Sara Cox - was Re: FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women

2001-05-21 Thread Jonathan Peterson
At 11:06 21/05/01 +0100, you wrote: Dave Cross: See, I find it's in the personality. Which doesn't come across too well in glossy magazine. Hmmm. I wonder how you'd go about making personality pr0n? Mills and Boon. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL

Re: Long shot

2001-05-21 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Outlook express is evil. It actually appears to work correctly for IMAP, and is reasonably fast, but... 1. For some unknown reason it doesn't let you use mail filters on IMAP messages, thereby rendering it completely unsuited to my needs 2. And this is the really evil one. If you use plain

Re: [OT] Cordelia (was Re: They are all vampires!)

2001-05-21 Thread Jonathan Peterson
by the look of it, this one was speed induced. Goes off to start new thesis on typographical errors to be presented at the ICA. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Perlish interface to PayPal?

2001-05-18 Thread Jonathan Peterson
This (non-perl unix command line tool) might be better than nothing: http://members01.chello.se/hampasfirma/ppsend/ -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: pc components

2001-05-17 Thread Jonathan Peterson
development stuff. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Caller ID (was Re: Enough!)

2001-05-16 Thread Jonathan Peterson
works or something. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Transtec Sparc Clones

2001-05-16 Thread Jonathan Peterson
that 1/3 of Sun's price, but shurely too good to be true Ta, JP -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Dell asset numbers ..

2001-05-16 Thread Jonathan Peterson
asking a mailbox bod to go have a look and write down the numbers they find and email them all to you. The asset number is a different length to the serial number so you should be able to work out which is which. Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Buffy ..

2001-05-16 Thread Jonathan Peterson
for a mere 21 quid -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Enough!

2001-05-15 Thread Jonathan Peterson
. It's just invasion of privacy I'm against. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

One liner

2001-05-15 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Probably all you people who program for a living think this is [crap/obvious/can be done in 3 bytes] but I liked it: $|++; print qw(\ | / -)[$i%4].\r; $|--; Put a spinning progress thing in your loops... -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Jonathan Peterson
but not vice versa -- Greg McCarroll http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Jonathan Peterson
gathered from the conversations I've had with people here, the vast majority of us tend towards the left[1]. Plenty of merchant banks full of very intelligent people who aren't very socialist. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Jonathan Peterson
own sycophantic smile' for hereditary strikes me as pretty stupid, corrupt and evil. Cough. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Jonathan Peterson
the dumb way in which they spend it and (to a lesser extend) the dumb way in which they tax. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Jonathan Peterson
. Government funded defence research seems to work reasonably well. R -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Jonathan Peterson
much. It's odd, isn't it? -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Jonathan Peterson
there's some kind of connection between 'charisma' and 'leadership'... -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Jonathan Peterson
in the last 10 years. My mother is a primary school teacher, as was my aunt, as is my cousin and his wife etc etc. I also help out at my old scout troop, which brings me into contact with some of the more insane child-related legislation. /Robert -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Jonathan Peterson
At 15:05 14/05/01 +0100, you wrote: On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 01:11:30PM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: David Cantrell wrote: Isn't it interesting that Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, de Gaulle and Churchill were all 'charismatic' leaders. Hmmm... As were Svein Forkbeard, Alexander

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Jonathan Peterson
At 15:36 14/05/01 +0100, you wrote: On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 11:17:14AM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: 2. A teacher can't be alone in a room with a pupil unless the door is open. I know it's one of those Zen koans, but I just can't work it out. ROFL Unless the door to the pupil's mind

Re: Enough!

2001-05-14 Thread Jonathan Peterson
for the Good of All and the Furtherment of Mankind. Also available from WE Thompson and Sons, Printers, Orpington Yard, price 2d. /J\ -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: putting escape characters in files

2001-05-11 Thread Jonathan Peterson
that long ls listing when your less,more,pg,sed,awkperl binaries are all fscked? :-) Stallman used to have a long rant about ^S/^Q that shipped with the emacs source. Wonder if it's still there. You know, from the outside, Unix looks so well designed and clean and modern... -- Jonathan Peterson

Re: putting escape characters in files

2001-05-11 Thread Jonathan Peterson
, while more complex, would have been what he grew up with, and would not have changed radically over his life (assuming he retired prior to the 1940's). Jon I see a topic far in the distance and rapidly dwindling... -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL

Re: putting escape characters in files

2001-05-11 Thread Jonathan Peterson
computers. The difference is that the mechanic can't get a job without his NVQ, whereas the PFY can get a job without his MCP. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: putting escape characters in files

2001-05-11 Thread Jonathan Peterson
for schools' initiatives, but very rarely do you hear about 'CS teachers for schools'. It usually means that some maths teach somewhere gets another 2 lessons per week and a small LAN to look after. Martin -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Bah!

2001-05-10 Thread Jonathan Peterson
for .../cv.foo get translated to .../cv[latest-version].foo. HTTP::Approx anyone? -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Buffy musings ...

2001-05-09 Thread Jonathan Peterson
to the accents. But yes, it's a good film. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: sing if you're happy that way

2001-05-08 Thread Jonathan Peterson
, a little squirt, a nobody (http://www.pass.to/glossary/gloz3.htm#letp) -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Mailbox power ..

2001-05-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
... anyone got a spare one of these (RJ45 - DB9 serial i.e. cisco or netra t1 console cable)? And if so can I borrow it for a day? Mail me off list if you can help.. Cheers, Jon -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Funny thing

2001-05-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
/ and {print yes;} gives: syntax error at test line 2, near ;} $foo = 'bar'; $foo =~ /bar/ and {print yes} prints yes as expected. What's going on, eh? -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Funny thing

2001-05-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
$foo = 'bar'; $foo =~ /bar/ and {print yes; print yes again;} ... and do { print ... }; I forgot about do. doh. Ta. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Mailbox power ..

2001-04-30 Thread Jonathan Peterson
. -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Mailbox power ..

2001-04-30 Thread Jonathan Peterson
I hope that you have a serial console connection which will let you do this! Yeah, like we'd be using Mailbox if we could afford a terminal server. :-O Tnx for the info tho' I can never rember stuff like that. -Dom -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092

Re: Mailbox power ..

2001-04-30 Thread Jonathan Peterson
). -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Mailbox power ..

2001-04-30 Thread Jonathan Peterson
, http://www.hodgkinson.org Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star http://www.deep-purple.com Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-27 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Robin Szemeti wrote: now I am absolutely totally 100% certain that some web browser (and thats all it is) should *not* mess around with the way I view folders. I think that was a turning point for me and my judgement is probably clouded and No, no, no, that's _not_ all it is. IE is a

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-27 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Philip Newton wrote: Chris Ball wrote: Are postings subscriber only ..? ] Subscriber not even, more like. I bet this email never makes it to the list for a start. I blame majordomo, when's that mailman thing getting here? Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092

Re: Good Accountants (?)

2001-04-27 Thread Jonathan Peterson
where you hold you arms over your head in an impression of someone trying to get out of a too-tight jumper in slow motion? -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Migrating South (was Good Accountants)

2001-04-27 Thread Jonathan Peterson
* I thought it closed down, actually. Is it still bring your own booze? Do they still have a silly entrance exam? -- Jonathan Peterson Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: Tech mtg - AAarrrgghh

2001-04-19 Thread Jonathan Peterson
chance of slides etc being posted to the web site? If we could get something in the way of a summary of our technical meetings on the site, it would not only help people who can't make the meetings, but would show to the world what great things we do... Jonathan Peterson

RE: Tech mtg - AAarrrgghh

2001-04-19 Thread Jonathan Peterson
That sounds like a great idea. Now, all we need in someone to organise it. Did you say you weren't busy for the next couple of weeks :) [apologies if this message gets sent twice, there's summat funny going on] If the powers that be give my penderel account the necessary privs to alter the

RE: Tech mtg - AAarrrgghh

2001-04-19 Thread Jonathan Peterson
That sounds like a great idea. Now, all we need in someone to organise it. Did you say you weren't busy for the next couple of weeks :) If the powers that be give my penderel account the necessary privs to alter the site then I will organise. Note that this email will expire tomorrow and

RE: JOB: Anyone interested

2001-04-18 Thread Jonathan Peterson
FYI this particular role wasn't available; they tried to put me up for some other things but didn't even get as far as interviews. Roger (now working elsewhere) Curious. Identical to my experiences with them. Jon (soon to be working elsewhere)

RE: Komodo

2001-04-18 Thread Jonathan Peterson
I note that the Linux distribution of Kodomo contained complete distributions of Mozilla, Perl and Python. /me cancels the download, suggests Activestate acquire some Clue Isn't that a bit harsh? If the Linux version is a Beta / Alpha type deal it seems fair enough they want people to

RE: Komodo

2001-04-18 Thread Jonathan Peterson
umm ... since Linux accounts (at a guess) for 75% of Perl usauge, thats quite an 'afterthought'. My guess is they see ActiveState Perl as taking over the world and these tools are simply there to help get it to that position. I think it's more than Windows accounts for 75% of the IDE

perlcert list?

2001-04-13 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Is it me or is the perlcert list dead? I've not seen any messages for days and one I tried now just vanished? Jonathan PetersonIdeas Hub Ltd (t) +44 (0)20 7487 1310 www.ideashub.com

RE: Job: I'm looking for one..

2001-03-29 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Well as a fairly independent person in this matter, i will volunteer to coordinate this. Unless there are any objections - i already TIMTOWTDI kind of screws things up. Different people will code in different styles. How can you evaluate this? I don't think it's a huge problem. For a

Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread Jonathan Peterson
sorry, was unclear. robert proposed a meta-certification body which then gave the tests out to certifiers (netthink, iterative etc). this seems to me to be far too complicated and fragmented. There are three main roles to this as I see it, and it's not obvious to me that they should all be

RE: Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread Jonathan Peterson
I think the money aspect is very important. This isn't YAS, it's supposed to be a professional qualification for professional programmers. 300 sounds like a good number for me. "If it only costs a fiver then what good can it be" will be the PHB's attitude, I've seen this often. Yes, you

RE: CPAN Logo

2001-03-29 Thread Jonathan Peterson
when did CPAN get a funky new logo ... http://www.cpan.org/misc/jpg/cpan.jpg H Indeedy. A logo that on its own gives you no idea that it has anything to do with Perl. I especially like the use of a completely new font, rather than the one used on O'Reilly books. H

RE: Job: I'm looking for one..

2001-03-28 Thread Jonathan Peterson
I quote from the MediaSurface brochure on my desk: "The Content Server is written in Perl, the de facto standard language for server-side applications on the World Wide Web." It's not just that, if a software house wants to support a languages interaction with its product, where does it go

RE: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread Jonathan Peterson
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 11:22:34PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: Unfortunately, the lovely Italian wine I found in caffs throughout Naples back in November does not seem to be available over here at all. Why ship the good stuff to the ignorant Brits when they can keep it for themselves?

RE: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Graves, Monbazilac etc. and had a very nice Trochenbeerenauslese a month or so ago that I reckon was just s good (and it should have been It is a sad sad thing that it's darn near impossible to get decent German or Austrian wine in this country since the Austrian anti-freeze scandal (and

RE: Job: I'm looking for one..

2001-03-27 Thread Jonathan Peterson
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 05:19:12PM +0100, Leo Lapworth wrote: Just to let you all know I'm on the market again. Me too. er.. and me. Ah. The DotCom Apocalypse :) Rumour has it that many people are bringing tech in house, which is hitting conslutancies and agencies harder. I'm

RE: Job: I'm looking for one..

2001-03-27 Thread Jonathan Peterson
i also think there is still room for sensible consultancies and contracting. i think the 1000 quid a day for web development companies will have a major problem however. I hope so, they deserve it. at cebit, BT devices crashed and burned - why? they had been rushed out. BT is essentially

RE: originality

2001-03-27 Thread Jonathan Peterson
taking over a London Eye pod Did this on Friday. Not worth the money. Especially in the fog. hiring a room in the VA, Science Museum or Nat Hist Museum If you could get a private view (so to speak) of the difference engine or the BABY stuff they are doing in the Sci museum, that would be

RE: originality

2001-03-27 Thread Jonathan Peterson
This _really_ should happen. Can we get some O'Reily collateral to hand out to the congregation?

RE: ISO8601 [was] Re: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

2001-03-21 Thread Jonathan Peterson
This site seems to confirm it tho: http://www.saqqara.demon.co.uk/datefmt.htm Hmmm, 11 reasons to use this format: 5 of these reasons are "Because it makes it easier for me to write software if you do" which don't carry much weight IMNSHO However, in the spirit of standardisation, I'd like

Falco!

2001-03-21 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Oopsy daisy $job--; #not my fault! If anyone wants to employ me please say so. Will wear suit for food. I do management strategy marchitecture stuff. Or Perl if necessary. Or Solaris sysadmin if desperate. Laters, Jon Jonathan PetersonIdeas Hub Ltd (t) +44 (0)20 7487

RE: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

2001-03-20 Thread Jonathan Peterson
a) a two reasons why this module should never have been written, and 1. It's redundant, other modules do this already. 2. MM DD YY is an evil date format, and should be abolished in favour of DD MM YY which is more sensible. b) as many flaws as possible in the implementation. No use strict

RE: Matt's Scripts

2001-03-14 Thread Jonathan Peterson
which is simply not needed. If a user can't use scp, then I don't want that user. I mean, it's not hard FFS. Scp is not hard. Users should be able to use scp. However, the real point is that scp sucks. scp is to a sensible way of transfering files what command.com is to a good shell. scp

RE: Strange Request

2001-03-13 Thread Jonathan Peterson
There's a marketing battle that needs to be fought first. We need, somehow, to ensure that newbie CGI programmers read criticisms of Matt's scripts _before_ they find Matt's Script Archive. And I don't know how you're going to undo five years of misinformation and achieve that. Maybe we

RE: Strange Request

2001-03-13 Thread Jonathan Peterson
That's Selena Sol. He's almost as bad as Matt. I thought Selena was female. Oh well.

RE: Matt's Scripts

2001-03-13 Thread Jonathan Peterson
OK, here's a list of Matt's scripts. If you'd like to have a go at rewriting one or two under the rules we've discussed (no external modules, -T, use strict, -w, etc), put you name next to it on this list. To which we should add that in default configuration the new script has the same

MSA rewrite project

2001-03-13 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Dave Cross wrote: I've just seen a downside to the "no non-standard modules" rule, which is that we'll have to send all mail by piping to sendmail. And that really hits your cross-platform compatibility. Well, it depends on how much pain you want to inflict on yourself. Which is a

RE: Matt's Scripts

2001-03-13 Thread Jonathan Peterson
IIRC the problem with some of them is that they use config data supplied in form variables... do we really want to maintain this? Yes, we do. It's a useful way of supplying configuration information, because editing form fields in HTML has a lower fear threshold than editing perl source

RE: Matt's Scripts

2001-03-13 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Yes, but *is a security hole, and not a small one*, usually. Yes, if you put the wrong things in there, like locations of files. I guess maybe Matt does this. On the other hand, other things can go in harmlessly, and should, such as the response email address for formmail. As for the security

RPC stuff

2001-03-08 Thread Jonathan Peterson
What's the best way forward for RPC / distributed Perl stuff? I don't need anything super complicated, but RPC::Simple seems to want to use Tk ?! Jonathan PetersonIdeas Hub Ltd (t) +44 (0)20 7487 1310 www.ideashub.com

Ruby

2001-03-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Hey, The language Ruby looks really cool. Can anyone tell me: 1. Why on earth you'd use Python instead of Ruby. 2. If anyone here has used it for production code and knows more about it. It looks cool. Jonathan PetersonIdeas Hub Ltd (t) +44 (0)20 7487 1310

RE: Heretics' meeting

2001-02-28 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Sorry, still don't get it! Can I have it as a perl script? err... #!/usr/local/bin/perl # find heretics meetings my @ary = localtime(); print "meeting today!" if ($ary[6] ==4 $ary[3] 1 $ary[3] 9); Possibly

Class::DBI + job posting

2001-02-22 Thread Jonathan Peterson
. Jonathan PetersonIdeas Hub Ltd (t) +44 (0)20 7487 1310 www.ideashub.com

RE: Class::DBI + job posting

2001-02-22 Thread Jonathan Peterson
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of Greg McCarroll is there a meeting this evening? http://penderel.state51.co.uk/

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